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Commissioner Hahn in conversation with the citizens in Innsbruck

(21 February 2014)

Commissioner Hahn in conversation with the citizens in Innsbruck

On 20 February 2014, the Tyrolean Provincial Government, the European Parliament and the European Commission invited the citizens to engage them in direct conversation in Innsbruck’s Provincial Hall.At yesterday’s EU/citizens dialogue, European Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Provincial President Herwig van Staa held a questions and answers session.Commissioner Hahn called on those present to exercise their right to vote at the forthcoming elections for the European Parliament.“Every single vote counts.I call on all citizens to exercise their democratic rights and go out and vote on 25 May,” the Commissioner said.

With over 200 citizens in attendance, including a number of schoolchildren, a wide range of EU issues were debated, ranging from EU regional policy, to the situation in Ukraine, EU energy policy, the future of industrial policy in Europe, Erasmus+, the consequences of the Swiss referendum and much else besides.

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